Despite Michael Vick being listed as questionable, he’s expected to play on Sunday.
Archive for September, 2011
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Whether it’s a popular sentiment in Dallas or not, DeAngelo Hall’s shot-calling on Cowboys QB Tony Romo is a truth of what happens between the lines in the NFL.
It’s only been two games — but so far, so good for the Wade Phillips defense in Houston. The Texans have been struggling for years to field a playoff-caliber defense, and the results have been far less than satisfactory. Enter Phillips as the new defensive coordinator.
Donovan McNabb says the winless Vikings are in must-win territory, and we’ve heard plenty of suggestions as to how to make that happen against Detroit in Week 3. Maybe that starts with a bigger dose of Adrian Peterson.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Aaron Rodgers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Darren Sproles, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Trent Cole, Washington Redskins, William Beatty
You have probably heard the phrase “a team is only as strong as its weakest link.” In the NFL, the difference between a team’s weakest link and their strongest can determine the outcome of a game.
Leading up to Sunday, we did a little tape study and tried to find a few links that could be broken.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, A.J. Green, Clyde Gates, Dane Sanzenbacher, Denarius Moore, Greg Little, Greg Salas, Julio Jones, Randall Cobb, Titus Young, Torrey Smith
After A.J. Green and Julio Jones were picked in the top six of the 2011 NFL Draft, everyone expected to hear their names early in the season. At the same time, several other rookie wide receivers, from second-round picks to an undrafted free agent, have made an impact through two weeks of football.
With news that Cedric Benson will be suspended three games, Bernard Scott becomes a hot name on the waiver wire.
Former NFL coach and current NFL Network analyst Jim Mora believes one of the keys to Bill Belichick’s success is how great players buy into his system.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Chris Cooley,
Chris Cooley is all about Rex Grossman saying the Redskins would win the NFC East, and confides his 2-0 team is a confident bunch behind closed doors.
Posted: Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Knowshon Moreno, Ahmad Bradshaw, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Brandon Jacobs, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Daniel Thomas, DeAngelo Williams, Denver Broncos, Felix Jones, Houston Texans, Jonathan Stewart, Miami Dolphins, Mike Tolbert, New York Giants, Reggie Bush, Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers, Tashard Choice, Willis McGahee
Jason Smith takes a look at which running back platoons are the most attractive in Week 3.
Arian Foster is still nursing his tweaked hamstring and now sounds like he plans on sitting out another week.
What do we make of the Ravens after two weeks? NFL Network analyst Heath Evans isn’t so sure.
Against a suspect Eagles run defense, Ahmad Bradshaw leads the way among top fantasy flex players in Week 3.
When you look at the teams with the best road record in the NFL over the last three seasons, it’s no surprise that most of them are perennial playoff squads. Most of them. So what gives with the Miami Dolphins?